Update & NT scan

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-07-2008
Update & NT scan
33
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 3:26pm

Hey ladies, sorry I haven't been able to keep up here as well this past week, I've got a lot of catching up to do!  Here's an update after the bleeding episode and NT scan. 


My OB appt on Monday went okay. They said that the subchorionic bleed was a pretty good size bleed, so I may be bleeding for awhile.  The bleeding has gotten better each day since and I haven't had any cramping.  They measured my cervical length as well because I mentioned that the ER doc said my cervix was open a bit.  It was measuring fine though thankfully.  I'm able to go off of bed rest, but take it easy and do pelvic rest and everything should heal up.  I have a recheck in 2 wks. 


I had my NT scan today.  The baby was positioned on its head, but of course started flipping all over like usual.  One point he/she looked straight out to us as if to say "Hey there, what are you doing?" :)  Here's the pic of that!

Photobucket


We had to wait a bit for the baby to lie on his/her back for the measurements.  They checked both arms and legs and checked that the brain looked good too.  The nuchal fold measurements were good as well (should get the blood results in a week). 

Photobucket 


They even did a 4D u/s as well!  It was so neat to see the little babe's dancing movements.  The arms were going up and down and a few times just the right arm went up and down (we said he/she was waving :) ). 

Photobucket


When they did the 4D u/s, it looked like the cord was looped around the baby's legs.  The lady looked at the blood flow and you could see the loop of the cord around.  Aw, baby's got him/herself tied up!  But, the lady assured me that she sees the cord in all sorts of weird positions and the baby will wiggle around and it won't hurt anything.  You can really make it out on the pics. 

Photobucket 


They checked the bleed and said it is still bleeding.  Originally, we were told it was between the 2 sacs, but with the u/s machine today, they were able to see that the bleed was above the 2nd sac and the baby below the 2nd sac.  So, it looks more like that the bleed was indeed from the 2nd sac trying to resolve (it's measuring over 8 wks still though). 


I went to the smaller office in my town and it was so much nicer all around.  I didn't feel rushed and even without me saying anything, they said they know it's been a long, hard road for me, so don't worry about calling everyday if I needed to.  Finally I felt like I wouldn't be looked at as a crazy, dramatic worry wart if I have to call!  


Yay, I get to stop the progesterone, estrogen patches, baby aspirin and metformin today!!  They told me to add a calcium supplement because the baby will take the calcium it needs from my bones and since I'm smaller, it can affect me later in life.


So, I have the recheck for the bleed & cervix on 6/21 and 16 wk appt on 7/7.  Grow baby!


Sorry, that was so long!


 

Photobucket since March '06.
4/07 & 5/07 & 6/07: Clomid 50mg - All BFN
8/07 & 9/07: IUI #1 & #2 w/ Femara - Both BFN
10/07: IUI #3 w/ Femara - BFP!, m/c at 7w 5d :(
3/08: IUI #4 w/ Femara & Follistim - BFN
4/08: IUI #5 w/ Follistim,converted to IVF #1- 2 embies transferred - BFN
6/08: IUI #5 w/ Femara & Follistim - BFN
7/08 to 9/08: IVF #2- 2 embies transferred - BFN
10/08: IUI #6 w/ Femara & Follistim - BFP!, m/c :(
11/08: IUI #7 w/ Femara & Follistim - BFN 
2/09 to 3/09: IVF #3- Day 5 ET of 2 blasts - BFP!, m/c :(
DH's chromosome testing abnormal, moving forward with DS
5/09 to 9/09: 3 canceled attempts at IVF #4
10/09 to 11/09: IVF #4 w/DS- Day 2 ET of a 2-cell embie - BFP!
Beta 15dpER = 152, Beta 18dpER = 690
Buggie's heartbeat's gone at 11 wk appt :( Baby boy's chromosomes abnormal.


2/10 to 4/10: IVF #5 w/DS. Day 3 ET of 2 embies. BFP!
Beta 16dpER= 338, Beta 19 dpER= 1144
Both embies implanted - 1 stopped growing:( Other baby's growing perfectly!
Thinking sticky peanut butter thoughts! RE u/s on 5/26, OB appt on 6/2. 


  Photobucket Photobucket  Photobucket


BabyFetus Ticker


 


Photobucket

Pages

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-31-2008
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 3:55pm

Wow, Grace those pics are amazing.

~Christine~


TTC since 6/2007. 
IVF #1 Jan 2009 - BFN
IVF# 2  April 2009 - BFN
IVF# 3 July

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2009
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 4:22pm
I mustve been under a rock i didnt hear about the bleeding but im so glad it seems to be resolving with out giving you more trouble and the baby is ok. I love these pictures ! my NT scan gave us better pictures than the anatomy scan did lol. Keep us all updated !
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-07-2008
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 4:24pm

Thank you Christine,


I found out


Photobucket

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-07-2008
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 4:27pm

Thanks!


Congrats again on finding out you're having a girl!


Photobucket

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-31-2008
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 4:28pm
What a great update! Awesome pics, it is amazing how clear you can see on the 4D ones. I am so thrilled that the smaller office was better and they made you feel so understood. What a sigh of relief knowing you can count on them and call them daily if you need too!
Kelly






Kelly


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-31-2008
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 4:30pm

Okay, that makes sense that the position of the placenta would affect the quality of pics.

~Christine~


TTC since 6/2007. 
IVF #1 Jan 2009 - BFN
IVF# 2  April 2009 - BFN
IVF# 3 July

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-23-2006
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 4:31pm

Grace,


What great US pics.

Pregnancy%20ticker
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-06-2004
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 6:39pm

Grace, those pictures are awesome!

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-04-2008
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 7:14pm
WOW, those pics are amazing! So cool that you got a 3D one too- I can't believe how much detail you can make out. I think the 3D us are even better when the baby is small and there is lots of room and the whole baby fits on the screen at once. So glad things are resolving and quieting down. I hope this is the last drama you have to deal with!

 


Amber



Mason James was born 8/21/10, 8lbs 12 oz after close to 3 years of infertility.
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-07-2008
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 7:35pm

Thanks Kelly,


I scheduled my 16 wk appt for that office as well.


Photobucket

Pages